Lucy Griffith




Class of 2025

Lucy Griffith is Berkeley High student whose entertainment writing and features appear in the BHS Jacket. In her free time, she plays piano and competitive soccer, and can be found at K's ordering morning bagels.

BUSD school board members and staff speak at the event.

BHS Development Group hosts annual fundraiser at Gather


On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Berkeley High School Development Group hosted one of their biggest fundraisers of the year at Gather, a restaurant in Downtown Berkeley, with about 130 people in attendance.  The BHSDG funds many programs and events at Berkeley High School, which includes free tutoring, college support services, and classroom supplies

Linda Carr gives her performers the thumbs up

Linda Carr brings art and passion to BHS


Linda Carr holds a multitude of roles at Berkeley High School — the Beginning Modern/Jazz Dance, Dance Production, and Advanced Dance teacher; choreographer for the play Urinetown; and leader for the visual and performing arts department at BHS.  Growing up in Marin County, Carr went to Redwood High School.

Victory Point Cafe: A place for cards and coffee to converge


Victory Point Cafe on Shattuck Avenue isn’t a normal  cafe;  it’s  a  gaming cafe. They have an expansive game collection and serve food for customers to enjoy while they play.

Klea Bajala runs a piece of wood through the table saw.

Carpentry classes allow creative exploration of hands-on skills


Carpentry is a unique class at Berkeley High School: very hands-on, with access to many different kinds of tools. The goal of the class is to introduce the craft of construction to students who don’t have any prior knowledge.

BHS hosts Holiday Meal, feeds community


On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, Berkeley High School hosted the Holiday Meal. The event’s goal was to help provide a free meal to people experiencing homelessness during the holidays.

Drag queen wearing a blue dress and orange hair

Niche drag culture within Berkeley High empowers teenagers


San Francisco is known as a haven for drag culture, and parts of the East Bay, even people at Berkeley High School, have started to get involved in drag.

Illustration of a person looking at a multiple choice test question on a screen with floating books surrounding them.

Digital SAT format, positives and negatives


Beginning in Spring 2024, the SAT will transition from a paper format to being fully digital. The new test format is scored the same way and tests the same content, but is one hour shorter.  Berkeley High School students took a digital PSAT on Friday, Oct.

Tonia Coleman, interim principal, sitting in her office.

Interim Principal Tonia Coleman reflects on goals for the year 


Tonia Coleman is the interim Berkeley High School principal for the fall semester. She previously served as a vice principal under Juan Raygoza who is on paternity leave until January.  Coleman has worked with Raygoza since she got hired six years ago.  “I learned from him every day,” said Coleman.  “His decisions are student centered

Joe Biden standing in front of question marks and an American Flag.

Berkeley High students reflect on Bidenís reelection campaign


On Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023, U.S. president Joe Biden announced his 2024 presidential reelection campaign through a promotional video on Youtube. Any Berkeley High School student born on or before November 5th, 2006 will be eligible to vote for the first time in the 2024 presidential election.

Someone is working on a robot that has the name of the robotics team, which is Berkelium.

BHS robotics takes seventh place at international competition


On April 19, the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology international robotics competition kicked off in Houston, Texas. The Berkeley High School Robotics Team, Team Berkelium, qualified for the final round of the competition among the top 28 teams in the world, and ranked seventh place among international competitorss.

An excavator at People

People's Park case awaits court decision


In the ongoing controversy over the People’s Park project, construction has come to a halt indefinitely, and will not resume until the legal battle is resolved.

The gas app

Gas app captures short-lived attention of social media users


“See who likes you,” is the app description for Gas, a free app targeting high schoolers interested in popularity. It was released to iPhone users in August of 2022, but only during mid-November did it gain popularity at Berkeley High School.

Students experience lunch alone at BHS


Lunch at Berkeley High School is a sacred time, being only 40 minutes long. Students often go off campus to enjoy a plethora of food options with friends while others choose to eat alone.

Lil Baby speaks to a deeper truth in new album "It's Only Me"


On October 14, Lil Baby  dropped his new album, “It’s Only Me,” where he grapples with honesty in his own experiences.  Baby grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, with a single mom who experienced financial instability.

For children, the meaning of Halloween lies in collecting candy during trick-or-treating.

Halloween's evolution from kids to teens


Is there another holiday that encapsulates growing up like Halloween does? As kids grow up, the costumes, activities, and meanings of the holiday shift dramatically.  As children, it’s common to dress up in imaginative and colorful costumes, and kids parade around their elementary schools, showing their outfits off and making crafts in class.

Stahl’s piece, titled “Work,”

OMCA ‘Hella Feminist’ exhibit captivates and challenges audience across Bay Area


The “Hella Feminist” exhibit, currently on display at the Oakland Museum of California, dissects feminism through the lens of time. The OMCA hired local artists to contribute their perspectives on feminism through paintings, interviews, photographs, and objects.

Rock power duo Doctor, Doctor jams out at Gilman.

924 Gilman club rocks across generations


924 Gilman is an all-ages club that has been open for 35 years and is a generational staple for the Berkeley community. The decades of stickers in the bathrooms and street art covering the walls recall the voices of past performers and attendees.